I'm a bit curious about the interpretation of the mentioning/honoring of Ibrahim (), especially from the Shi'a and/or Sufi perspective (not excluding other interpretations, but I have no access/knowledge of sources of the named sects) in context of the verses:

  • The verse in surat a-Shu'ara where Ibrahim () asks Allah () to give or grant him a good reputation by later generations:

    And grant me a reputation of honor among later generations. (26:84)

  • and the verse from surat as-Saffat where Allah () has "answered" Ibrahim's supplication, saying:

    And We left for him [favorable mention] among later generations: (37:108)

  • Brother what do you mean by mentioning? Do you mean the addendum to the Salawat?
    – Thaqalain
    May 9, 2019 at 12:30

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I know your Arabic is better than me but for sake of other's I'll translate them in abstract.

I'm Mentioning Shia Perspective:

Surat a-Shu'ara (26:84) Interpretions

1.Tafsir Al-Qumi And Similar Hadith in Tafsir Noor Al-saghalein {1}

و قال علي بن إبراهيم في قوله: وَ اجْعَلْ لِي لِسانَ صِدْقٍ فِي الْآخِرِينَ قال هو أمير المؤمنين ع


From Ali Ebn Ebrahim About verse "And grant me a reputation of honor among later generations. (26:84)" , It is Amir Al momenin ( = Ali ebne Abi taleb).

I should explain that in Shia every where you see "Amir Al momenin" it means "Ali ebne abi taleb, the first Imam and the forth Khalifa".

the interpretion says Ebrahim (A) has asked Allah() for لسان صدق and Allah () Accepted his request and so Ali'ebne abi taleb (A) is in Ebrahim's generation.

So Ali ebn Abi taleb (A) ==> لسان صدق

2. Kashf-ol-Qameh {2} also in {3} and {4} similar Hadith:

قَوْلُهُ تَعَالَى وَ اجْعَلْ لِي لِسانَ صِدْقٍ فِي الْآخِرِينَ‏ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ ع قَالَ هُوَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ أَبِي طَالِبٍ عَرَضَتْ وَلَايَتُهُ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ ع فَقَالَ اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْهُ مِنْ ذُرِّيَّتِي فَفَعَلَ اللَّهُ ذَلِكَ.


About verse "And grant me a reputation of honor among later generations. (26:84)" that is Ali ebn abi taleb (A). [Allah Asked ebrahim] to accept supervision of ali ebn abi taleb.[he accepts and] asks Allah to put Ali (A) in his generations. and Allah () did that!

3.khesal{4} -> Middle of big Hadith: ... َ

ِ قَوْلِ النَّبِيِّ ص لَمَّا قَالَ لِأَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ع‏ فِي قَوْلِهِ وَ اجْعَلْ لِي لِسانَ صِدْقٍ فِي الْآخِرِينَ أَرَادَ بِهِ هَذِهِ الْأُمَّةَ الْفَاضِلَةَ فَأَجَابَهُ اللَّهُ وَ جَعَلَ لَهُ وَ لِغَيْرِهِ مِنْ أَنْبِيَائِهِ لِسانَ صِدْقٍ فِي الْآخِرِينَ وَ هُوَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ أَبِي طَالِبٍ ع وَ ذَلِكَ قَوْلُهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ وَ جَعَلْنا لَهُمْ لِسانَ صِدْقٍ عَلِيًّا.


Translation is almost same as previous Hadith


{1}.تفسير نور الثقلين ؛ ج‏4 ؛ 57

{2}.كشف الغمة في معرفة الأئمة (ط - القديمة) ؛ ج‏1 ؛ 320

{3}.نهج الحق و كشف الصدق ؛ 199

{4}.الصراط المستقيم إلى مستحقي التقديم ؛ ج‏1 ؛ 256

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    And how was لسان صدق interpreted I mean how would 'Ali () fit to this expression?
    – Medi1Saif
    Nov 9, 2018 at 20:54
  • 1 question here, What does Ali (RA) have to do with any of this, he wasn't even there at the time of Ibrahim (AS). Just curious to know about it though I am sunni.
    – user44632
    Aug 25, 2021 at 23:27

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